Kefir Whey; Liquid Gold
Drinking kefir, and especially the whey, will assist the kidneys and liver in the elimination of toxins
If left to stand kefir separates into whey and curds. This is due to the activity of the good bacteria in kefir. When people see whey, they think it’s gone bad, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The whey, although less appealing to many, is a super food which contains a lot of healing properties. There is something known as “The Whey Cure” which was used throughout history. In fact, Hippocrates and Galen, two founding fathers of medicine, frequently recommended whey to their patients to heal them. This whey was often referred to as “Liquid Gold”.
The curds (or the cheese) portion of kefir contains most of the fat, casein and vitamin A, but whey also contains a lot of beneficial properties and they both contain probiotics. Whey is a fast-digesting protein and casein is a slow-digesting protein. Since most of the lactose is gone and the whey portion is 93 percent water, whey (which is rich in potassium) can help balance and remove excess fluids in the body and remove toxins. The kidneys filter wastes and toxins out of the blood and eliminate them in urine. The kidneys are constantly working and when they become overburdened the excess toxins can collect in the body and form diseases such as gout, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, and some forms of eczema.
Drinking kefir, and especially the whey, will assist the kidneys and liver in the elimination of toxins.
The good lactic acid bacteria in kefir eat the lactose (milk sugars) out of the milk, lower the pH, make it tart, and cause the milk protein to thicken. The digestion of the lactose in milk when these bacteria ferment the milk, make kefir easily digestible. Kefir is considered a pre-digested food. The bacteria make probiotics from the sugars and also make it 99% lactose free.